52. Mrs. Jeger
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government why he has ordered the derequisitioning of Montague Street Gardens, Holborn, in view of the fact that the gardens are at present being used for safe play-space for the children of the street: and what date he has fixed for the derequisitioning.
§ Mr. Marples
These gardens have been under requisition since 1947. They are now in a dilapidated condition. There is a supervised children's play space nearby. In the general interest, my right hon. Friend thought it right that they should now be returned to their normal condition and use.
Would the Minister agree to receive a deputation from the Holborn Borough Council so that its point of view on this matter may be considered by his Ministry?